A brave crew of experienced message board posters on an incredible journey go beyond the keyboard and dare discuss face to face (not literally).
Listen with amazement as GelatinousEncore, CPA Wei, DrFinkelstein and Pandareus explore topics in a much more superficial way than they would have been in a regular forum thread. But it is being delivered in a newish format that allows you to get your dose of Negative World on the go, therefore is is better. Don't try to stop progress, you won't be able to!
After a musical intro composed by NegativeWorld's lord and master Zero, smile at the ineptitude of Pandareus who foolishly believed that listening to hundreds of podcasts somehow qualified him to host one! Seeing as he basically lives on the boards, you would expect him to be able to describe Negative World better. It's okay, however, as there is no way anyone not already familiar with the board will even hear him. Listen to him clumsily presenting his topic, Wiiware, first claiming that the games are fantastic only to go on about the ways the service is not.
Your eyes will be wide with amazement as you discover the true extent of DrFinkelstein's love for Animal Crossing! Nintendo has broken his heart by releasing a Wii version that lived up to the series' enormous potential, but that hasn't stopped him from coming up with ways to reignite the old flame. Hear him passionately describe them to three other dudes who only bought the GameCube version of the game for the NES classics it contained, or never touched the series at all.
Things get more grave and serious as CPA Wei presents his topic, the end of the Wii's and the DS's livespan. Our crew attempts to answer the question: Is Kirby truly a harbinger of death for a Nintendo home console? Pandareus comes prepared with a list of coming-late-in-the-gen games on past Nintendo consoles, but then forgets to make the point he was getting at. Thankfully the rest of the crew picks up the slack with their insights.
Finally, we prepare to close the podcast the same way Nintendo prepares to put their handhelds to sleep when they've run their course: Pokémon. GelatinousEncore regales us with his tales of playing his imported copy of Pokémon White, and comes up with 5 ways to improve the franchise. The whole crew then comes to the conclusion that there are way more than just five ways to end the stagnation, and seem to agree that they wouldn't be all that hard to implement. Nintendo is being lazy, and we care!
The show ends about as gracefully as it started. Breathe a sigh of relief as Zero's beats signal that the torture is over, but stay tuned for a smerdprise.
edit - We are on iTunes! Look for Negative World Podcast, and rate us!
Ah that makes sense, it did sound pretty familiar.
Still it was an awesome job, content was great. Tech was alright, some things could probably be cleaned up moving forward but it's a nice place to start!
Also it made me jealous. Does anyone else pause podcasts and pretend you are responding as a member of the podcast? I do this ALL THE TIME, this is why it takes me so long to get through podcasts. Sometimes I will pause and have a mental conversation in my head that lasts 10, 20 minutes. Well, it's more a mental monologue.
I need to get in on one of these in the future! We should test out my Skype connection sometime, see if it works ok.
I heard that weird popping as well. Actually, I think it sounded more like a large drop of water hitting another body of water.
Hmmm...Methinks Zero is a little strange(only kidding)...seriously, I never have paused any podcasts and pretended I was responding as one of it's members...
Again, I really enjoyed the podcast and actually thought it was really good. I had some doubts and thought it might be a little boring or come off being really amateurish. After listening, I was pleasantlyy surprised how good it was, esp. for the first one. Heck, maybe one day I might even like to join in on one of these.
I've realized lately that my mind pretty much never stops daydreaming. If it's not one thing, it's another, so might as well go with something interesting like video game discussions. What else am I going to think about at the gym!?
I've started listening in installments. Good stuff! I want in!
I think everybody sort of 'converses' along with podcasts. Especially if someone doesn't know the answer to a question. It's kind of like watching Jeopardy on TV. I was totally jonesing to pitch in about the Animal Crossing Code Generator, which games were included, etc.